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61 Safari of Discovery: The Universe of Albert Schweitzer
Phillips, Herbert M.
New York Twayne Publishers 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 271 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips at spine corners, very light edge chipping, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 007984

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The Living Forest, Prickett, R. J.
62 The Living Forest
Prickett, R. J.
Nairobi East African Publishing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket Illus & decs by the author Signed
163 pgs. Nr Fine in VG DJ - new archival quality mylar cover INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very clean tight book, illustrated with drawings and photographs of the wildlife of Kenya. Clean bright dust jacket with small closed tear at bottom rear, and a little wear at top of spine area. 8vo. Africa. 002832

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Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, Prunier, Gerard
63 Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide
Prunier, Gerard
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 2005 0-8014-4450-0 / 9780801444500 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 212 pgs. with index. Clean crisp dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book explains what lies behind the conflict and the genocide in Darfur, how it came about, why it should not be oversimplified, and why it is so relevant to the future of the continent. 015461

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64 A Man Apart
Rabie, Jan
St. James Place, London Collins 1969 Second Impression Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 287 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has been price clipped, no chips, but has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 008816

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Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird, Reid, J. M.
65 Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird
Reid, J. M.
New York W. W. Norton 1968 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with gold lettering and black decoration on spine. No fraying or wear, hint of very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. Small previous owner inscription on back corner of front free endpaper. 320 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean dustjacket has 1/4" chipping at top and bottom spine edges, a few tiny additional edge chips, short closed edge tears. Price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The remarkable eighteenth-century explorer of the Nile whose adventures revealed a mysterious and fascinating Africa. 8vo. Exploration. 015735

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In the Forests of the Night, Riddell, James
66 In the Forests of the Night
Riddell, James
London Robert Hale Limited 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with yellow-green lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Decorated endpapers with a tiny "Good!" penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Clean glossy pages. Illustrated with maps, over 100 dramatic black and white photographs. 229 pages. Dust jacket with price intact has piece missing across top of rear panel, edge wear, chips at spine ends. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Two amateur Englishmen armed with twenty Leica cameras, a determination to harm no living thing, and an ability to laugh at themselves go into the strange, dark, fantastic world of the Central African forest to take pictures of animals. 025653

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The Gates of Africa - Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu, Sattin, Anthony
67 The Gates of Africa - Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu
Sattin, Anthony
New York St. Martin's Press 2005 0-312-33643-8 / 9780312336431 Stated First U.S. Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition, with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black baords with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to spine ends, corners tips are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 382 pgs. Illustrated with full color plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderfully written book combining scholarship and romance in perfect balance. Begins in 1788, when a group of British gentlemen -- geographers, scholars, politicians, humantiarians, and traders -- decide it's time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknow interior regions. 018859

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68 Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves
Schaller, George B.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 0-394-47243-8 / 9780394472430 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name/date on lower corner of front free endpaper). Pages and edges are clean. 287 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "The full personal story behind his now famous study about lion behavior--what it was like to live for three years in the wild plains of Tanzania, with his wife and sons, conducting close-up observations of the great African predators". 009035

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69 The Year of the Gorilla
Schaller, George B.
Chicago The University of Chicago Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very slight bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 260 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Adventure. 010771

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Between the Sunlight and the Thunder - the Wild Life of Kenya, Simon, Noel
70 Between the Sunlight and the Thunder - the Wild Life of Kenya
Simon, Noel
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1963 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First American Edition 1963" on copyright page. Clean unfaded orange cloth boards with zebra head illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, color frontis photograph. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has fading to spine, one tiny edge chip, slight rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A dramatic and expert attack on the appalling devastation wreaked upon the wildlife of East Africa during the prior eighty years, and the author's suggested remedies. An eloquent book, with extraordinary photographs. 018604

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Red Dust of Kenya, Simpson, Alyse
71 Red Dust of Kenya
Simpson, Alyse
New York Thomas Y Crowell & Co. 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to top and bottom spine edge; no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 282 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has faintest hint of soiling, two tiny edge chips at top rear panel edge (match-head size), slight wear at top and bottom spine edge. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Beautiful and sensitively written autobiography of a young bride who followed her husband to Africa to live on a one-thousand acre farm in Kenya. 015706

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Before the Knife: Memories of an African Childhood, Slaughter, Carolyn
72 Before the Knife: Memories of an African Childhood
Slaughter, Carolyn
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0-375-41397-9 / 9780375413971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow-gold boards with black cloth spine with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 222 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Memoir of a young woman who was raised in Africa. 8vo. Biography. 012114

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73 Shadow River
Smith, Walton Hall
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige cloth boards with black elephant, black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Clean, with just a few very tiny spots. Light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Maps on endpapers. Old bookstore ink-stamp on front endpapers. Small informational piece from dustjacket pasted inside front cover. 331 pgs. An epic of the conquest of Africa by white men. The story of a young American sportsman's quest after Londelengi--the biggest elephant in Africa--and his capture is symbolic of the passing of the primitive life of the jungle. 006295

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Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure, Stevens, Stuart
74 Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure
Stevens, Stuart
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1989 0871132788 / 9780871132789 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small return address label at top corner of front fixed endpaper. 237 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very small closed edge tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality first edition. A tale of high adventure across Africa, recounted with the wit and humor that delighted readers in "Night Train to Turkistan," Stuart Stevens's highly praised first book. 024468

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75 I Take Pictures for Adventure
Stobart, Tom
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1958 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Minus Jacket 
Clean black boards with gray cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. Slight wrinkle to cloth on rear board. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 288 pgs. illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight soiling and some rubbing, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Extraordinary personal adventures in such places as the jungles of Africa, the swamps of Australia, and the heights of Mount Everest, by the outstanding photographer who accompanied Hillary and Tenzing and recorded their historic ascent in the magnificent documentary film "The Conquest of Everest." 8vo. Adventure. 010784

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76 Warrior Herdsmen
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1965 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold title box and author lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 254 pgs. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, map. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The absorbing chronicle of an expedition to the tribesmen of northern Uganda. 010790

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The Heart of the Hunter, Van der Post, Laurens
77 The Heart of the Hunter
Van der Post, Laurens
New York William Morrow 1961 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Maurice Wilson, Illustrator 
First American Edition. Clean light beige cloth boards with blue cloth spine (hint of slightest fading to blue cloth), silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, nice sharp corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 269 pgs. Illustrated with line drawings by Maurice Wilson. Dustjacket is not price clipped, is bright with very slight edge wear, tiny chip at top rear spine corner, one short closed edge tear; slight foxing to interior flaps of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is the first U.S. Edition and is a review copy, with original "Advance Reading Copy" slip from the publisher laid in, along with two newspaper clippings of book reviews at the time. 8vo. Africa. 015262

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Heart of the Hunter, van der Post, Laurens
78 The Heart of the Hunter
van der Post, Laurens
London The Hogarth Press 1961 First Edition, Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Maurice Wilson, Illustrator 
First Edition, second impression. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with very tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 256 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015930

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Tent With a View: An Intimate African Experience, Vavra, Robert
79 A Tent With a View: An Intimate African Experience
Vavra, Robert
New York William Morrow & Co 1991 0688098908 / 9780688098902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Large format (11-1/2 x 11-1/2"). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold plane tree decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Note on nice quality paper from Robert Vavra glued to front free endpaper and signed by author: "For Erich - I have just viewed your images - and 6414, 6416, 6215 and "Smoke" are SPLENDID! If I can ever be of help, let me know - All best, Robert Vavra - Aug. 12, 2009." A one dollar stamp, uncancelled, from Republic of Udmurtia is centered at the top of his note (horse photo on stamp by Vavra). Gorgeous full-color photographs throughout by Vavra. 240 pages with glossary. Clean unchipped dustjacket, no tears, not price clipped (65.00 on front inside flap). 021693

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80 Authentic Development in Africa
Walker, Brian W.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Foreign Policy Association 1986 0-87124-102-1 / 9780871241023 First Edition Soft Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean softcover book. No creasing, curling, or chipping. Name and address label on rear cover. 70 pgs. illustrated with photographs. 8 vo.. Africa. 010345

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